Star Trek Haters, Take Your Snotty Attitudes And Stuff It (HuffPo)

The first episode of the original “Star Trek” TV series aired 40 years ago to this very day: September 8, 1966.

I was a Trekkie then and still remain one. For me, it was a combination of memorable characters, profound character interaction, spellbinding story lines, frequently stellar acting, and the projection of how future generations of space-farers would use technology for their advantage.

The medical tricorder, the communicator- we see rough equivalents of them in use today. More than a few astronauts and NASA tech/operations folks have cited Star Trek as firing up their imaginations and honing their career goals.